[BRIGHTCOVE “xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx” “” “” “auto” ]Cate Blanchett turns 46-years-old today!
The dazzling Oscar winner consistently wows us with her performances, that it s hard to believe she was once a mere background actor – But, it is true!
In a 2013 interview with The Film Society, Blanchett shared that she was traveling through Egypt staying at a hostel called the Oxford (and my agent worked with someone) in the Egyptian film industry, and they were looking for someone to play an American. I said, ‘Well, my father is American ‘ and they were paying five Egyptian pounds and a free falafel. I had to play a cheerleader. It was a boxing film. The falafel never came, so I left ”
No falafel = no Cate!
The 1990 Egyptian film was called, “Kaboria,” which in Arabic translates to, “Crabs” – How glamorous.
Clearly, her later film roles would prove to be much more lucrative!
We are wishing her a very happy birthday!